The pupils from our P1/2/3 class are going to East Linton Primary School tomorrow, 5th September 2008, to see a production of A Town Called Elsewhere.
This is a production by Catherine Wheels Production Company. It tells the story of a man called Jo who arrives in a new town and finds it difficult it fit in. This new town seems like this home town – the park, the cafes, the town square, they all remind him of home – but the people are different. They greet each other differently, they sing different songs and they dance in a different way. It is impossible for him to join in. However hard he tries, nobody wants to know him.
A Town called Elsewhere introduces the theme of citizenship to primary aged pupils. At its simplest level, the story deals with the main themes of feeling you don’t fit in and the acceptance of other people’s difference. At a higher level it deals with citizenship, prejudice and culture.
Further information about Catherine Wheels Production Company can be found at:-www.catherinewheels.co.uk